Aberdein Considine announces expansion, new appointment and promotions

Paul Jennings (left) and John Perry

Aberdein Considine has announced major expansion in two cities as well as a new appointment and promotions.

The firm is opening new legal headquarters in Glasgow after recruiting commercial property lawyer Paul Jennings.

The partnership has also expanded in Aberdeen with the addition of a new flagship property branch on one side of Union Street and a pension advice centre on the other.

The new Glasgow office will be the firm’s 19th in Scotland and adds to the property branch already located in the city.

The move comes a few months after it expanded into a fifth city – Stirling – with the acquisition of Muirhead Buchanan.

Managing Partner Jacqueline Law said: “Our new Aberdeen property office is second to none and gives us a real high-profile presence in the city.

“With the changes to pension regulations coming in April, we also felt it was important to make advice easily available on the high street.”

Ms Law added: “The arrival of Paul Jennings – with all his commercial property experience – adds a new dimension to what we offer.

“We opened a legal office in Edinburgh 18-months-ago and that was a huge success for us. I fully expect us to repeat that in Glasgow.”

Mr Jennings, who lives in the central belt but grew up in Aberdeen, has extensive commercial property experience having worked with a number of high street businesses.

He was managing partner of Edinburgh and Glasgow commercial property experts Bell & Scott before the business merged with Anderson Strathernin 2011.

To support the expansion, the firm has also promoted eight lawyers and appointed its a chief financial officer.

Chris Comfort, Mairi Kennedy, Douglas Telfer and Sean MacMillan have been promoted to associates, while Samantha Morrice, Kirsty Allan, Vicki Alexander and Nicola Jane Scott have been made senior solicitors.

New CFO John Perry has arrived from accountancy firm Baker Tilly, where he previously led its UK restructuring and recovery commercial finance team.

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